Years ago a certain B.A.S.S. tour-level pro came very close to winning the Angler of the Year title. It boiled down to the last day of the season and he fell just a bit short.
When Greg Hackney won Angler of the Year recently and teared up on stage, it got me thinking deep-life thoughts about the emotions we see fairly often on the Bassmaster stage.
This was going to be the plan, win or lose: Greg Hackney would take his two sons, Drew (Andrew) 14, and Luke, 11, smallmouth bass fishing after the Bassmaster Elite Series Toyota Angler of the Year Championship.
In 2012 I felt like I was swimming with the current, and in 2014 I was swimming against it.
Mark Zona and I spent a day on Lake Huron earlier this week and had one of the most amazing days of smallmouth fishing I’ve ever experienced.
With Toyota Angler of the Year on the line, Greg Hackney knew he had to catch 'em at Bays de Noc.
Skeet Reese’s big bag on the final day earned a stout 40 points for his fans, and his second-place finish earned them the remaining 295 points.
Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Greg Hackney shares just how excruciating a three-day weather delay can be for the leader in a major tournament.
Even though the Toyota Bassmaster Angler of the Year Championship was about Greg Hackney winning AOY, Jacob Powroznik won the tournament – his second Elite Series-level win of the year, pretty awesome for a rookie.
It was a week that was. This year’s postseason was marked by high wind, big waves, cold weather, delays and lots of fun fishing for big smallmouth bass.